Penguin toilet prompts N.S. police investigation

Penguin toilet prompts N.S. police investigation

A terrifying toilet led to a wild penguin chase for police in New Minas, N.S. last week.

A woman called police after spotting a toilet sitting on her front lawn. She was apparently too scared to investigate it herself (who knows what you’ll find in there?), so an RCMP officer took a closer look.

And discovered a toilet dressed as a penguin. Placed there as part of a charity fundraiser.

Because hey, what better way to raise money than popping an unsolicited, nattily-dressed toilet on someone’s lawn?

The homeowner asked police to dust the toilet for fingerprints, but they declined. Bizarre as it seems, it’s not a criminal act. And they have a short list of suspects.

It’s a team participating in the Coldest Night of the Year walk, a fundraiser for homeless and disadvantaged people. This particular team, called Cold Busters, lets donors pay to have a toilet placed on friend’s lawn.

"However scared she was, whoever paid to put it on her lawn knows her and loves her," said CNOY participant John Andrew. 

Hey friend, I love you! Here’s a heavy porcelain penguin! What do you do with it? I don’t know, it’s your problem now. Enjoy!

Regardless, the toilets are apparently a big hit, as Cold Busters are one of the top fundraising teams in Canada and the number-one team in their region.

The Coldest Night of the Year walk is on February 21, so the window remains open on this year’s toilet-dumping spree. We presume toilets are only deliverable in the immediate vicinity though, so anyone living outside of Annapolis Valley will have to find another way to show their love for others.


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